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Former TCU wideouts sign with new teams

Four Horned Frog transfers have found homes for the 2021 season including Dylan Thomas, who will play at Northern Colorado.

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Among the many developments TCU football has had this season was the mass exodus of wide receivers from the program. Four pass catchers entered the transfer portal during the season, but all of them have found new teams for the 2021 season and beyond after making commitments during the most recent Early Signing Period.

Dylan Thomas spent five seasons with the TCU football program, overcoming several major injuries along the way. The Fort Worth native and Paschal High School product caught 25 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in 29 games as a Horned Frog. Thomas had been listed as the starting X-slot receiver this season before being supplanted by four-star receiver Quentin Johnston.

Te’Vailance Hunt has signed to continue his career with Arkansas State. Hunt emerged during the 2019 season and entered 2020 as a potential breakout candidate, but he began the season ranked third on the depth chart at the X-slot position. The Texarkana native caught 26 passes for 359 yards and a highlight-reel touchdown against Baylor.

John Stephens Jr. was once rated the No. 1 athlete prospect in Louisiana. He’ll return home and continue his football career with the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, who are currently 9-1 overall and ranked No. 19 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. Stephens began 2020 listed second on the TCU depth chart at the Y-slot position. He caught 14 passes for 214 yards during his Horned Frog career.

Another Louisiana prospect will head home for the 2021 season, as Al’Dontre Davis has signed with Nicholls State to continue his football career. Davis wasn’t listed on the depth chart this season, but he caught seven balls for 85 yards and one touchdown in his time with the Horned Frogs. Davis was the second-string Y-slot receiver in 2019.

Although four TCU transfers have found new homes, there are more who are still awaiting their future destinations. Freshman quarterback Eli Williams, offensive lineman Quazzel White and cornerback Tony Wallace all entered the transfer portal this season.